Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:00
COVID-19 vaccination has been demonstrated to be an effective public health prevention tool during the crisis. COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to lower the risk of developing severe COVID-19 infections and of dying due to COVID-19. Although Belgium has a high overall COVID-19 vaccination coverage, there are still differences between population groups with regard to vaccination willingness and uptake. In this webinar, leading experts will provide more information on social differences in COVID-19 vaccination in Belgium, potential explanations for these differences and strategies to prevent them.
In its coordinating role in the HELICON project, Sciensano aims to improve the scientific knowledge on the health impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The #HELICONference webinar series provides a platform for high-quality research to be presented for a diverse audience of scientists, health professionals, policymakers, and interested citizens.
12h00 Welcome & Introduction — Prof. Dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sciensano
12h05 Geographical Variation of COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, Ethnic Diversity and Population Composition in Flanders — Prof. Dr. Christel Faes, UHasselt
12h20 Sociodemographic and socioeconomic disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Belgium — Drs. Lisa Cavillot, Sciensano - UCLouvain
12h35 The Ethics of Care in Health Policy: The Case of Vaccination Strategies Used to Tackle The COVID-19 Pandemic in Brussels — Prof. Dr. Sophie Thunus, UCLouvain, & Prof. Dr. Céline Mahieu, ULB
12h55 Closing remarks — Dr. Wouter Arrazola de Oñate, Belgian Lung and Tuberculosis Association (BELTA)